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Prince Alberts Revenge14 Feb 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

I recently purchased a bunch of 10mm 1914 French and Germans from Magister Militum. I'm tempted to add some French colonial troops but the WW1 range has none. The MM Crimean range (which is similar in sculpting style to the WW1 range) has Zouaves and Tirailleurs. How different was the uniform between the 1850s and 1914? Thanks!

vtsaogames14 Feb 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

The main difference seems to be using the fez without turban in 1914


as opposed to earlier with turban

Ask Pendraken if their zouave has a turban. I fend them very helpful. If they do, I suggest the WWI Senegalese Tirailleur. They are wearing fez with light gear (no full back pack) and somewhat baggy pants. One is running at the trail and the other is squatting and reaching for ammo, nice figures. Mine are painted with red fez and khaki but they would look good in pantalons rouge.

Prince Alberts Revenge14 Feb 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Thanks Vincent, much appreciated. I'm hoping to say with magister militum since their sculpting is a little more cartoonish than Pendraken. It seems the turban was worn on parade but just the fez was worn on campaign. If that's the only major difference I will probably get some Crimean War Zouaves and Tireailleurs, I will either shave them down to fez or have them go into battle in parade dress!

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